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Seeking Input on Education Choice

A new online survey asks Albertans to identify opportunities to protect and enhance education choice.

Input from the survey, open until Dec. 6, will help inform future education legislation.

“We committed to Albertans that our government would introduce a Choice in Education Act to affirm that parents have the primary responsibility for the education of their children. Hearing what this means to Albertans is an important first step towards meeting this commitment.”Adriana LaGrange, Minister of Education

The overall intent of the future legislation, expected to be introduced in the spring 2020 legislative session, will be to affirm and enhance choice within Alberta’s existing system.

Seeking input on Eduction choice

“Alberta has a long and proud history of education choice. This choice is on display within a robust education system that includes public and separate schools, francophone schools, charter schools, independent schools, early childhood education, and home education. I ask Albertans to share their views with us to help improve on an already strong foundation.”Adriana LaGrange, Minister of Education

Additionally, the government is engaging with stakeholders in the education system to hear various views on choice in education. This feedback will also help inform this future legislation.

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